New York State Laws recognize the rights of those that build, repair, restore, and modernize the buildings, roads, homes, schools, trains, utilities, escalators, elevators, and the general infrastructure of our city. These rights are recognized in labor laws that protect workers that are injured on-the-job during construction including scaffolding accidents, crane accidents, electrical accidents, welding accidents, ladder accidents, forklift accidents, elevator accidents, and nail gun accidents — among others.

If you’ve been injured on a construction site and have questions about your legal rights, construction lawsuits, or your next steps, we invite you to speak with a construction accident lawyer at our firm. To request a free consultation, please the free lawyer consultation form or call 212-268-3222.

Below are examples of construction accident settlements and verdicts we have secure for our client.

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$8.5M Building Collapse Settlement
A landmark settlement for a 10-year-old boy whose leg was amputated after being buried under a pile of concrete after the wall of a building on the Grand Concourse collapsed on him. The building's owner received a violation for failure to maintain the exterior building wall, and the family hired our firm to receive justice. While headed to their dad's apartment, looking forward to a sunny day...
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$5.75M Construction Accident Settlement
Raphaelson and Levine recovered $5,750,000.00 for an injured construction worker who's life was permanently impacted by this accident."Howard Raphaelson, Andrew Levine, and Jared Glugeth were an awesome legal team that worked hard and were a tremendous support to my wife and me after my accident. The team at Raphaelson and Levine worked hard and never stopped moving forward and aggressively...
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$2.75M Scaffolding Accident Settlement
Our client was working on a 40 million dollar construction project in NYC. A cement buggy was not adequately secured and fell nearly four stories striking the scaffold planking our client was standing on, propelling him upward. (Imagine an anvil dropping on a seesaw.) In the air, he impacted the scaffold decking above him and was falling towards the ground when he was able to save himself...
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$2.5M Construction Fall Injury Pre-Trial Settlement
After a laborer was injured while working at a large scale construction project in downtown New York City, they turned to Raphaelson & Levine for help. Our client was hired to place waterproofing material down on a partially demolished roof on a property owned by the City of New York but was not provided with any safety equipment or fall protection.Suddenly, the roof he was standing on...
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$2.5M Construction Accident Settlement
A 46-year-old union electrician slipped and fell on ice due to the defendant's failure to keep the worksite safe. As a result, he needed surgery in both his cervical and lumbar spine and could not return to work. The Defendants claimed that the plaintiff was responsible for his accident and that he tripped over a part of the structure causing his accident...
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$2.4M Scaffolding Accident Settlement
Our client, a union bricklayer, suffered extensive injuries in an accident occurring at PS 96 in the Bronx. A large and unsecured container full of concrete rocks fell five stories and landed on the scaffolding where he was working. Although the container missed hitting our client directly, it sent him flying into the air and caused him to land back on the scaffolding and suffer numerous...
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$2.25M Scaffold Fall Settlement
The victim, a construction mason, fell 45 feet from unstable scaffolding on a job site in Rockland County, NY. The fall resulted in serious injuries to his back, hip, and knee, including broken bones in his neck, back, and knee, hip fractures, and spinal cord as well as a 12-centimeter laceration of the left leg. The scaffold fall injuries required multiple surgeries to put in (then take out)...
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$1.85M Construction Accident
This case was resolved at mediation before Mediator Shelly Olsen. The award was for a 52-year old plaintiff carpenter, working at a commercial building under new construction. Plaintiff contended that the defendant was liable under Labor Law Sec. 240 (1) for failing to provide fall protection. The Plaintiff maintained that he fell 18 feet from an unsecured extension ladder. Labor Law Sec...
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$1.8M Steamfitter Injury Settlement
While working as a Steamfitter on a construction site in New York, our client, a 60-year-old from the Bronx, was struck by a 200-pound pipe that was being hoisted in order to install it to an i-beam. The impact of this collision resulted in serious injury to the Steamfitter, who ultimately was never able to return to work. Our firm used extensive resources including an economist and medical...
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$1.8M Scaffolding Accident Settlement
Serious injuries are a reality of the dangerous work NYC construction workers perform every day. New York has passed the strictest laws in the nation, commonly referred to as the Scaffold Law. Despite this stringent law, incidents and serious injuries occur when those responsible for safety fall short in their duties and obligations.‍Raphaelson & Levine just resolved the claims for a seriously...
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$1.5 M Scaffold Injury
Raphaelson and Levine’s long battle with Bovis Lend Lease ended in a $1.5 million settlement for a 65-year-old construction worker who fell off a scaffold and broke his leg. Our client was awarded summary judgment by a Bronx judge because of the defendant’s failure to properly secure our client while he was on a scaffold. Although he was given a harness, there were no anchorage points...
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$1.5M Scaffolding Accident Settlement
A mason and shop steward in New York City suffered devastating injuries due to statutory violations and negligence by the defendant. His injuries occurred after falling 25 feet from the scaffold to a pile of debris lying beneath him on the ground. The scaffolding lacked guardrails and had unsecured planking that was missing or gapped in some areas. A safety arrest system and toe boards were...
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